Gotham – Season 3 has announced that Benedict Samuel (The Walking Dead) will be playing Jervis Tetch aka Mad Hatter. Fox has stated that Tetch will be portrayed as an individual new to Gotham who is searching for his sister, Alice, who disappeared in the city years prior. The description goes on to describe Tetch as a hypnotist who is on the verge of madness.
These descriptions seem to pay some homage to the comics, while still implementing new aspects of the character’s mythos. In the comics, The Mad Hatter, first appearing in 1948, is a scientist who invents devices to influence, and manipulate, the minds of his victims. The character was created to reflect “The Hatter” from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
This news follows other new additions to the cast including Maggie Geha as Poison Ivy, James Carpinello as Mario Falcone, and Jamie Chung as Valerie Vale. Stay tuned as I would expect more Gotham news with Comic-Con around the corner!
What do you think of the casting news? Do you fell Benedict Samuel will be good for the role of Mad Hatter? Are you excited to see a live version of the villain? Leave your comments in the usual place.